Picture This by GPP

You take fashion seriously? Good.

You follow Paris? Excellent.

It is possible, however, that during last week’s S/S 2011 collections, you may have missed some subliminal messages from mad hatters.

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Something OLD from Tao. Tao Kurihara talks of elegance and femininity but surely we have seen this somewhere else? In the garden maybe? 1000 fathoms beneath the sea? The dump?

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Something NEW from Manish Arora. Well, an Indian temple is not exactly new, but it is new take on millinery on the runway. I do remember a Thai temple – maybe by Philip Treacy on the late Isabella Blow’s head.

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Something BORROWED from Christian Dior. John Galliano’s face launched a thousand ships (we are talking about Helen of Troy aka Aphrodite whose abduction by Paris started the Trojan War and launched a thousand ships). Or maybe John saw a performance of (Hansel and) Gretel?

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Something BLUE from Vivienne Westwood. This might frighten the horses but being a Dame of the British Empire Viv is probably acquiring Blue Blood.

Written by: Gladys Perint Palmer

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